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GP leaders vote in favour of charging overseas patients

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I agree with the overseas visitors part, but playing devils advocate here, for people resident in the UK, charging for GP appointments seems like a shift shift back to health depending on wealth, with the penny club the next step. How do you decide on who to charge? Those who work pay into the NHS already, so should they pay twice? Of those who don't many won't be able to afford to pay to attend. My main concern is those who do work but on minimum wage, so dont qualify for benefits, not paid when attending health appointments and then having to pay for it as well, seems like a double whammy to me.

Posted date

24 May 2016

Posted time

1:02pm

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